A methodology for investigating fresh water inflow requirements of a Texas estuary

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noHT 393 .T48 M44 1975 v.1-2 GBAYen_US
dc.call-noHT 393 .T48 M44 1975 v.1en_US
dc.contract-noGrant No. AEN74-13590-A01en_US
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Walter P. and E. Gus Fruhen_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:57:31Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:57:31Z
dc.date.issued1975en_US
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dc.description2 volumesen_US
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dc.description.abstractThis study addressed the water resource management problem of determining fresh water inflow requirements for a Texas estuary. A computer-oriented methodology was developed for assessing those requirements. The methodology provided a general, rational approach to the inflow problem without being dependent upon specific machines and computer programs. Viability of the methodology was demonstrated using existing computer models within an estuarine management scenario developed for Corpus Christi Bay, Texas. The methodology has a two-step structure. STEP 1 translates qualitative, ecologically-oriented management policy goals for an estuary into a set of net fresh water inflow requirements. STEP 2 produces the set of upstream fresh water release schedules required to satisfy those net inflow requirements. Execution of STEP 1 depends on the identification of a set of indicator organisms which, in some sense, characterized the desired estuarine environment. Indicator organisms must be responsive to a set of abiotic control parameters, e.g. salinity, which are controllable by upstream fresh water releases. Control parameter behavior within the estuary is modeled on a computer. Experiments with the models determine net fresh water inflow requirements for maintaining control parameter levels within acceptable bounds. STEP 2 uses computer models of upstream fresh water systems tributary to the estuary. Flow control structures are assumed to exist. Inputs to STEP 2 include legal, sociological, physical, hydrologic, and meteorological characteristics of the upstream region and surface water user community. Computer experiments with STEP 2 models produce upstream fresh water release schedules. These schedules provide necessary information for assessing regional impact of a particular estuarine management policy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeCorpus Christi Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas Gulf Coasten_US
dc.geo-codeTexasen_US
dc.geo-codeUnited Statesen_US
dc.history2/16/06 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/20415
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dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collection; TAMUG Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.notesVolume I: Methodology, Volume 2: Appendicesen_US
dc.placeAustin, TXen_US
dc.publisherCenter for Research in Water Resources, Environmental Health Engineering Research Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries2616.00en_US
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dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesMethodology to evaluate alternative coastal zone management policies: application in the Texas coastal zone: Special Report 3; CRWR 133; EHE-76-01en_US
dc.subjectfreshwater inflowen_US
dc.subjectestuaryen_US
dc.subjectmanagementen_US
dc.subjectcomputeren_US
dc.subjectmethodologyen_US
dc.subjectwater quality managementen_US
dc.subjectdata processingen_US
dc.subjectmathematical modelsen_US
dc.titleA methodology for investigating fresh water inflow requirements of a Texas estuaryen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issuev.1-2en_US
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